Crystal Palace eyeing £14m lethal goalscorer

Crystal Palace are plotting to solve their striking woes by making a move for Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani, report the Evening Standard.

The Algerian international has had a stellar star to the campaign, netting seven goals in ten league games to propel the club to first place position, five points clear of Porto in second.

Manager Alan Pardew has seen his South London side struggle in front of goal this term, as the Eagles have notched just 14 times in 13 games thus far.

Following the loss against Sunderland on Monday night, Palace midfielder James McArthur revealed he believes the team ‘lacked the killer instinct’ in order to convert.

Slimani has certainly been providing the aforementioned killer instinct in abundance in the Primeira Liga, though his asking price could prove to be a stumbling block.

The Lisbon outfit are understood to be asking £14m for the 27-year old, amid reports Pardew had commissioned a scouting mission to view him.